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Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

July 3, 2016 by David Herd

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge were on my agenda when I spent a couple of days in Sydney in 2005. This was my first stop on an exciting around the world trip to San Francisco, Miami, Rio de Janeiro for Carnival, north East coast of Brazil, Paris, Bangkok and Pattaya.

Sydney Landmarks

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

The magnificent Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are two of the most recognisable structures in the world.

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ANZAC War Memorial in Hyde Park

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

Looking down from Centrepoint Tower at the Anzac memorial, lest we forget.

Anzac memorial

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

Located in Hyde Park it was opened on 24 November 1934 to commemorate world war one Australian military personnel who lost their lives.

Centrpoint Tower a great Sydney Landmark

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

The photo looking down on the Anzac Memorial building was taken from the restaurant in Centrepoint Tower.

Manly Ferry

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

The Manly ferry can certainly also be regarded as a Sydney landmark, South Steyne is now a Floating Restaurant and Function Centre.

Novotel Darling Harbour

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

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Novotel and Grand Mercure Apartments

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

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MLC Building at 19 Martin Pl, Sydney

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

Another building considered to be in Sydney Landmarks.

After work drinks at the MLC building

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

As you can see a popular meeting place especially on Fridays.

 Circular Quay

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

 Circular Quay is a focal point for many Sydney celebrations throughout the year.

Sydney Opera House

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

 Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the facility formally opened on 20 October 1973  after a gestation beginning with Utzon’s 1957 selection as winner of an international design competition. The NSW Government, led by Premier Joseph Cahill, authorised work to begin in 1958, with Utzon directing construction. The government’s decision to build Utzon’s design is often overshadowed by circumstances that followed, including cost and scheduling overruns as well as the architect’s ultimate resignation.

View from the front

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

Though its name suggests a single venue, the project comprises multiple performance venues which together are among the busiest performing arts centres in the world — hosting over 1,500 performances each year attended by some 1.2 million people.

The Rocks overlooking Circular Quay

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

The oldest part of Sydney was founded in 1788 as a penal colony. 

Bill Austin from Wiltshire

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

My friend Bill jumped out of planes 100s of times when he was in the Paras so climbing the bridge was a piece of cake for him. 🙂

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Doyles at Watsons Bay


Certainly one of Sydney’s well known landmarks, world famous for the fish & chips.

Anzac Bridge

Sydney landmarks harbour bridge

 Opened in December 1995, costing $170 million to build, it’s a link between Sydney City and the western suburbs.

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